What is childcare?
A C&K Childcare centre (also called a long day care centre) offers quality education and care for children from six weeks to five years, for up to 12 hours per day.
All our childcare centres feature C&K's world-renowned kindergarten program for children aged 3-5 years. University qualified teachers guide and support your child to be curious, capable and confident learners.
For babies and toddlers, our philosophy is to slow down and be with your child, as they learn and explore the world. We focus on developing a deep and trusting relationship with each child, partnering with families so that your C&K childcare centre can become an extension of your home.
Flexible booking options
We have 9 and 10 hour sessions in addition to our 'full day'. This means you can choose an option that suits you and your child, to make the most of your subsidised hours and help minimise your out-of-pocket costs.
Unlike other childcare providers, C&K offers true flexibility of hours, with sessions starting from the time you sign in, working with your schedule rather than ours.
To sign up, please speak to your Childcare Director. If you're looking for childcare, please visit your closest C&K childcare centre, we'd love to show you around and meet your child.
Kindergarten programs in childcare
Each of C&K’s childcares has an approved kindergarten programs within the childcare program. Kindergarten, also known as preschool or pre-prep, is a structured, play-based program led by a university qualified teacher for children in the year before they attend prep at school.
The program, which runs for at least 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per calendar year, focuses on helping children to develop a wide range of essential skills and prepares them for their transition to school.
C&K childcares are approved by the Australian Government, which means you may be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy. This subsidy is paid directly to childcare services to assist families with their childcare fees. For more information, and to find out if you're eligible, visit the Federal Government's Department of Education and Training website.
Why choose a C&K childcare?
C&K is Queensland’s largest early childhood education and care provider with more than 100 years’ experience providing industry leading programs that assist children to learn, grow and thrive.
Our services provide a nurturing, engaging and stimulating education and care environment where our dedicated teaching professionals understand the importance of the early years in assisting children to develop, and have the knowledge and experience to ensure they reach their full potential.
C&K gives children the best start in their lifelong education journey through:
Our curriculum: Listening and Learning Together: C&K Curriculum Approach embeds the C&K philosophy in everything we do and complements the national Early Years Learning Framework.
Our educators: Our university qualified educators are passionate about helping children learn through play so they can reach their full potential. We value children and invest in quality training and professional development for our Educators.
Our environments: Our services contain large, natural and sustainable outdoor environments that encourage children to explore, discover and learn through nature. Our services encourage a variety of stimulating experiences that help children build essential skills. Our Educators foster a warm, safe and nurturing atmosphere that allows children and families to feel comfortable and reassured.
Embracing Diversity: C&K embraces and celebrates the diversity that exists within and between our communities and invites and welcomes you to share your culture, background and life experiences with us.
Our commitment to quality: C&K services have performed above the rest of the country in National Quality Standards and we have a dedicated team supporting our frontline services to continually improve on the quality outcomes for your children.